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AutumnAuroraRain95

AutumnAuroraRain95

Joined July 2018

YA Contemporary and Fantasy, Murder Mystery and True Crime, Jane Austen and Shakespeare. I am a girl of many genres.
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The Matchmaker's List by Sonya Lalli
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By Your Side | Kasie West
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3/5 stars. I enjoyed the beginning of this book, but once they have a big reveal, i did not enjoy everything after. Not my favorite Kasie West Book.

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By Your Side | Kasie West

I have loved almost all of Kasie West‘s books, and i was enjoying this one up until the middle of the book and a big thing is revealed. There are still like 100 pages left, and I‘m just not enjoying where the story is going, and I‘m just continuing to say that i finished at this point...

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Field Notes on Love | Jennifer E. Smith
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5/5 Stars. Jennifer E Smith knocked it out of the park yet again! A cross country road trip between two unlikely people. Great book.

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Field Notes on Love | Jennifer E. Smith

“You don‘t know what happiness is - what it really means - until it‘s taken away from you. Then you realize the world will never be as bright as it was.” Page 98

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Field Notes on Love | Jennifer E. Smith

Started this book, and just like her other books, I‘m enjoying it immensely!

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5/5 stars!! I loved this book! I would recommend listening to the audio book, especially if you are fans of the podcast My Favorite Murder.

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Can‘t wait to start this audiobook later today!!!

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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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4/5 stars. Great representation of someone with autism. Great sequel to The Kiss Quotient. Absolutely loved this book, hope she writes another one with an autistic main character.

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4/5 stars. Easy to read and get sucked into the friendship. The “plot twist” was easy to see, but i still enjoyed it. If you want a quick and easy romance this is a great book.

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The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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4/5 stars. Loved this story. Can‘t wait to read the next one!

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Proposal | Jasmine Guillory

More than half way done with this book, perfect way to spend my Sunday night. Jasmine Guillory is an amazing author and i can‘t wait to read her next book.

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What If It's Us | Becky Albertalli
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4/5 stars. I loved the back and forth between the characters points of view, and i loved how they were flawed but still fighting to be with each other. This is a great book!

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I graduated this weekend!! The last two weeks has been crazy busy, and I‘ve had no time to read. But I‘m finally able to have time to read, hoping i can get at least four books read by the end of the month!

TheSpineView Way to go! Congrats! 👏👏 1mo
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5/5 stars. Kasie West writes another home run for me. Loved this book. I definitely wish there was a more of a wrap up between some of the characters, but overall i really enjoyed the book.

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I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and i am so excited to start reading it! It has two of my favorite things: retelling of Pride and Prejudice and a book set in San Francisco!

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Eligible | Curtis Sittenfeld
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3/5 stars. Some of the changes i found interesting, some of them i found completely against what the original characters would have done. Not my favorite, but not terrible.

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Eligible | Curtis Sittenfeld

Getting slightly more interesting. Still doing things that i was not expecting. That reveal in the second part totally threw me for a loop. Adds a new layer to the story, but I‘m not sure what‘s going to happen next. About 100 pages left in the book.

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Eligible | Curtis Sittenfeld
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I feel like it‘s already half way through the book, and i still have 350 pages left... 🤦🏻‍♀️ that‘s the problem with retellings i guess, I‘m constantly comparing them to the original.

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4/5 stars. I started This book years ago when it come out, and when it was applicable to my life. Now it‘s not as applicable, but it still has some good nuggets of knowledge, that everyone can learn from. If you get the option, listen to the Audiobook, the author reads it and it really adds to the authenticity of the book.

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I bought this book years ago when it came out, read about 30% and then just stopped. (Not sure if it was just not the mood i was looking for at the time or something else). Yesterday i reopened my Hoopla account and low and behold they have it on audiobook, narrated by Carrie Hope Fletcher. It is so much more interesting listening to the stories, then just reading them. Excited to finally finish it!

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First & Then | Emma Mills
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5/5 stars. The line on the back of the book and the reason i picked up the book reads “Pride and Prejudice meets Friday Night Lights...” And is that the best description for this book. However, the friendship and sibling relationships that grow in this book really surprised me and made the book for me!

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First & Then | Emma Mills
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Loving this weather! Happy World Book Day!

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The Boyfriend Bracket | Kate Evangelista
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5/5 stars. Enjoyed the story, light-hearted and i basically read it one day. My only complaint: based on the title, you would think the entire story has to do with this boyfriend bracket, but it was kind of a subplot, that in my opinion, wasn‘t really necessary.

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Since You've Been Gone | Morgan Matson
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5/5 stars. This book was cute, light, funny, and i loved it. I loved the idea of having a friend that writes a list and you have to cross that stuff off the list. Can‘t wait to meet up with my friend to discuss the book!

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Since You've Been Gone | Morgan Matson
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Now that my paper is finished, and i baked 7 carrot cakes layers, i can start reading! I‘m only on chapter 4 but I‘m 131 pages in! I‘m not used to long chapters!

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Since You've Been Gone | Morgan Matson
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Doing my first Buddy Read with this book! Super excited!

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The Boyfriend Bracket | Kate Evangelista
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Book mail FINALLY arrived!!!!! So excited for new books! I bought The Boyfriend Bracket by Kate Evangelista, The Last Best Story by Maggie Lehrman, The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider, and Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum all for $25!! Bookoutlet for the win!

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5/5 stars. Read this book in one day. It was charming, the love story between them is everything i could want. I loved how you got stories from side-line characters, and how they relate or affected by the main characters. I cried at three different points during this book. It was fantastic and is on my favorite list of books for the year.

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3/5 stars. I keep reading these books because I‘m invested in the characters, and i like to see if i can figure out who the killer is before Hannah can, but this book just took forever! She didn‘t figure it out until the last chapter, and there was such a build up that i felt a little let down.

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Whiskey in a Teacup | Reese Witherspoon
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5/5 stars. Reese has a great writing style. It makes it feel like you are friends, and she‘s just telling you about her life. I loved the recipes, and the pictures were stunning.

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Meet Cute: Collected Stories | Kass Morgan, Meredith Russo, Julie Murphy, Katie Cotugno, Emery Lord, Sona Charaipotra, Dhonielle Clayton, Nicola Yoon, Nina LaCour, Sara Shepard, Jennifer L Armentrout, Katharine McGee, Jocelyn Davies, Ibi Zoboi
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Siege Etiquette by Katie Cutugno 3/5. Print Shop by Nina LaCour 4/5. Hourglass by Ibi Zoboi 3/5. Click by Katherine McGee 4/5. The Intern by Sara Shepard 3/5. Somewhere That‘s Green by Meredith Russo 4/5. The Way We Love Here by Dhonielle Clayton 2/5. Oomph by Emery Lord 3/5. The Dictionary Of You and Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout 4/5. The Unlikely Likelihood Of Falling in Love by Jocelyn Davies 5/5. (Continued in comments)

AutumnAuroraRain95 259 Million Miles by Kass Morgan 3/5. Something Real by Julie Murphy 3/5. Say Everything by Huntley Fitzpatrick 3/5. The Department Of Dead Love by Nicola Yoon 4/5. Overall 4/5 stars. I liked the collection, and there were only a few stories that i didn‘t really enjoy. There was a good mixture of LGBTQIA romances, as well as ethnic diversity. (edited) 2mo
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On the Fence | Kasie West
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4/5 stars. Kasie West is one of my favorite authors, and she did a great job with this story. The main character seemed a little juvenile at times, and the “plot twist” (if you can even call it that) and everything connected to that, we‘re not handled well by the characters. But the love story was still fantastic, and i would recommend it to anyone who needs a quick romance book to read.

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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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5/5 stars. Loved the concept of this story, and i loved the characters, but there was definitely somethings the characters did that i did not love. Perfect people don‘t exist, so perfect characters can‘t exist, but at the same time, I expected more from certain characters, and they took longer than i wanted to get there shit together.

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Puddin' | Julie Murphy
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5/5 stars. Just like hate-to-love romances, hate-to-love friendships are my favorite! Plus-size representation for the win! Millie is one of my favorite characters. She is down to earth, not ashamed of how she looks, and is a loving and caring person. If you liked Dumplin‘, then you‘ll love Puddin‘!

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Love à la Mode | Stephanie Kate Strohm
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5/5 stars. Absolutely loved this booked! Set in France, cooking competition, and two young lovers experiencing and exploring Paris and first love! This was the perfect book to read before my summer vacation to Europe!

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Leah on the Offbeat | Becky Albertalli
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4/5 Stars. Leah is one of those characters that you start off not liking her, but along the way you see why she is the way she is, and you start to like her. Was not expecting the ending, but I was pleasantly surprised!

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Five Feet Apart | Rachael Lippincott
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5/5 stars. This book was so good!! I cried so much! This is probably one of my favorite books of the year so far. (The movie was also fantastic and stuck to the storyline really well!)

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The Upside of Unrequited | Becky Albertalli
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5/5 stars. I knew two years ago that i would love this book, and now that I‘ve finally read it, i was right. I loved how it tied in very slightly to Simon Vs. The Homo-Sapiens Agenda, and i really hope that she continues with that trend.

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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4/5 stars. Again following my trend, i saw the movie first, loved it and wanted to read the book. It lived up to the hype. I liked that they explained further into some characters then the movie choose to explore, but i also liked what the movie did with some of the characters, over their storyline in the book. Can‘t wait to read the next book!

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Eleanor & Park | Rainbow Rowell
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4/5 stars. I enjoyed this book a lot. I loved the 80‘s setting and the plus-sized representation. I went into this book thinking it was going to be a great quirky love story, and ended up being a lot heavier than expected. Warning that there is some spousal abuse, verbal abuse and school bullying and it might be difficult to read for some people. It was also not the ending i expected or wanted.

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The Longest Ride | Nicholas Sparks
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4/5 stars. I loved this movie, and because of that i picked up the book. I loved the two different relationships that you are reading about, however the movie makes you believe that they are more intertwined than they really are, and that was somewhat disappointing. This is still one of my favorite Nicholas Sparks though.

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5/5 stars. This story is based off of true events that happened. As with any World War 2/Holocaust story, this one is somewhat graphic, and does go into detail about what they had to endure. If you find this topic interesting, I would definitely pick up this book.

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4/5 stars. This book is incredibly intriguing, but as you can probably assume, very graphic. It‘s important that we remember the victims and what happened to them, but i definitely found it way easier to read the second half of the book, where Michelle talks about the research she did into these cases.

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Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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5/5 stars. I love books that are centered around weddings, and even more I love books that have a hate-to-love romance in them. I was so happy that i picked this book up.

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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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5/5 stars. LOVED this book! I am a sucker for a good Pride and Prejudice remake and I absolutely loved this version and the stylistic choices that the author made.

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Begin, End, Begin: a #LoveOzYA Anthology | Amie Kaufman, Gabrielle Tozer, Jaclyn Moriarty, Ellie Marney, Alice Pung, Will Kostakis, Melissa Keil, Michael Pryor, Lili Wilkinson
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One Small Step by Amie Kaufman 3/5. I Can See the Ending by Will Kostakis 4/5. In a Heartbeat by Alice Pung 3/5. First Casualty by Michael Pryor 3/5. Sundays by Melissa Keli 4/5. Missing Persons by Ellie Marney 4/5. Oona Underground by Lili Wilkinson 2/5. The Feeling From Over Here by Gabrielle Tozer 4/5. Last Night at the Mount Solemn Observatory by Danielle Binks 4/5. Competition Entry #349 by Jaclyn Moriarty 4/5.

AutumnAuroraRain95 Because my post was too long: 3/5 Stars overall. All of the books are written by Australian authors, most of them are about people falling in love. 3mo
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Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist | David Levithan, Rachel Cohn
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4/5 Stars. I picked up this book, because i love the movie. This book was good, and I read it in one sitting. It was a good short story, and I enjoyed the back and forth between the two main characters told from the two different authors.

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5/5 stars. Sandhya Menon is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. She has amazingly diverse characters, and I was rooting for these main characters throughout the whole book.

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Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
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5/5 Stars. I‘m glad that authors are expanding and creating more plus-sized characters! This book was fantastic. It was easy to get into, and stay engaged in the story. (I would also recommend the movie! Although it doesn‘t stick to the plot 100%, it was still fantastic.)

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Save the Date | Morgan Matson
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Loved this story! I‘m sucker for books that take place over a few days. I like the idea of getting snapshots into people‘s lives. The copy i had, had bonus material at the end, and that just made it all the better! If you like a book with good family dynamic, i would recommend this book!

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